For me, the Champagne cork is: a great deal of history, with a capital H

My favourite recipe: a Troyes AAAAA andouillette from Maury’s, simply baked and topped with a creamy Chaource sauce.

My little corner of paradise: the green and white Garden of the Innocents (le Jardin des Innocents), a real haven of peace in the heart of the city.

Never leave Troyes before: having wandered and gotten lost in the small streets of the historic centre, which are full of beautiful sculptures on the corner posts and beam ends of half-timbered houses.

Photo © Alain Ribert